Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip
I recently saw a lime dip that looked and sounded so delicious, that I couldn’t get it out of my head. This particular recipe utilized lime flavored Jell-O as the flavoring and sweetener, so I looked further. Another recipe that I saw used key lime flavored yogurt, but I didn’t see any that used fresh lime juice. I happened to have (4) fresh key limes left over from the key lime pie I made a few weeks ago, as well as some Chobani 2% Greek yogurt, so I knew I was going to make my Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip with those ingredients. I added some fresh key lime juice, zest, powdered sugar, and a bit of cream cheese to the Greek yogurt, and it resulted in a refreshing, creamy, and utterly addicting dip! Did we ever gobble that up FAST. 😀
This dip is so citrusy, tangy, and indulgent, it may be hard to realize that it’s actually quite healthy for you (minus the powdered sugar)! I chose powdered sugar as the sweetener because it dissolves easily. I can’t imagine granulated sugar working too well here as it won’t dissolve, unless you make a simple syrup out of it. I didn’t want to fuss with that! I knew honey would change the flavor too much, and I wanted that fresh key lime flavor to shine! Agave syrup is pretty mild in flavor, so that could be a viable option if you’re looking for an alternative. 🙂 If you try a different sweetener and you enjoy it, please let me know!
I know everyone isn’t as into key limes as I am — and I REALLY am — so you can easily substitute fresh limes or even lemon. Any citrus flavor would work well here. Pineapple would be quite nice as well! I envision customizing this dip a number of ways, including toasted coconut on top for some tropical flair. :tounge:
I’ll tell you, my favorite thing to dip in here was bananas. There was something about the banana-lime combination that made me crazy. 😆 The dip was excellent with graham crackers as well as fruit, so it’s a great snack or appetizer for the kids. It’s something they’ll be excited about eating! Even more exciting? Make skewers with the fruit. I don’t know a kid that doesn’t like eating off of a stick! 🙂 The bottom line is, this is a snack or appetizer that adults and kids alike are going to enjoy immensely, and that can be very hard to come by. Try it….you’ll see. 😉
- 1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons room temperature whipped cream cheese
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh key lime or lime juice (4 key limes or ½ regular lime)
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- Fresh fruit and/or graham crackers, for serving
- Place the yogurt and cream cheese in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine. Add the powdered sugar, lime juice, and zest, and whisk until completely incorporated. Place the dip in a serving bowl and serve with your favorite fruit and graham crackers.
Recipe by Flavor the Moments